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Black Alumni Of SMU Award First Scholarship

With support from more than 100 donors, Black Alumni of SMU awarded its first scholarship of over $7,000 to sophomore Leah Johnson of Little Elm, Texas.

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SMU Hispanic Alumni Support Student-focused Initiatives

Two major SMU Hispanic Alumni initiatives support student achievement while strengthening the Mustang bond.

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The Play’s The Thing: Meadows Alumni Launch Theatre Company

Meadows alumni Jennifer Bronstein, Allison Darby Gorjian and Betsy Roth founded Little Candle Productions theatre company in Los Angeles to bring large-scale theatrical events to the stage for a single performance. Their first play will be Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

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The Ring Cycle: What Was Lost Is Returned

Mike Hall ’76 lost his SMU ring in the 1980s and was certain it was gone forever. However, thanks to classmate Bob Sharp ’76, Hall was reunited with his ring late last year.

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Send Us Pictures Of Your Precious Ponies

Calling all proud Mustangs: Send SMU Magazine pictures of your Precious Ponies.

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Growing Chapters Program Spreads Mustang Message

Alumni support is crucial to the achievement of University goals, and chapters around the world serve as the primary conduit for engagement by former students with their alma mater, says Bill Vanderstraaten ’82, chair of the SMU Alumni Board. “We want to increase participation by alumni in all parts of SMU

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Alumni Find New Ways To Make A Difference

Carter Higley ’01, Jennifer Kenning ’01 and Josh Helland ’00 are among the SMU alumni making a positive difference in their communities and around the globe.

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SMU Celebrates The Peace Corps At 50

Allison Hannel’s “proudest accomplishment” while serving as a business development volunteer with the Peace Corps in San Juancito, Honduras, was establishing the first restaurant in the agrarian village of 3,000 people. The humble venture consisted of only four picnic tables and a menu of eight variations on a rice-beans-tortillas theme, yet

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Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Launch Scholarship

  An estimated 118 alumni and guests gathered to honor the past and celebrate the future when Black Alumni of SMU recognized 13 of its history makers and introduced the inaugural Black Alumni Scholarship February 17. The honorees included award-winning athletes, outstanding student leaders and members of the “SMU 33,”

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Mustang Memories: The Roots Continue To Grow

Hortense Weir Smith’s “Tracing a Family’s Deep Hilltop Roots” (Mustang Memories, SMU Magazine, Fall 2011) prompted John B. Danna Jr. ’53 to continue the story in this letter. As I read SMU Magazine, I certainly have fond memories from my days at SMU. I remember receiving my diploma for a business degree

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